Based in Urbana, Ill., The Carle Foundation is the not-for-profit parent company of an integrated network of healthcare services. At its core are Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Physician Group and Health Alliance Medical Plans. The 325-bed regional care hospital has achieved Magnet® designation, the nation's highest honor for nursing care. It offers a more advanced level of clinical expertise and technology than any area hospital, housing the area's only Level I Trauma Center as well as Level III perinatal services. The Hospital admitted more than 19,900 patients and treated more than 56,700 patients in the emergency room during 2009. The Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Cancer Center, Carle Spine Institute and Carle Heart and Vascular Institute bring additional advanced diagnostic and treatment options. Carle Physician Group, the outpatient practice serving more than 200,000 unique patients annually, is comprised of more than 300 physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality care in 50 specialties located in nine communities across central Illinois. Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc. is a licensed health insurance provider ranked among the nation's top 20 health plans by U.S. News and World Report, with 310,000 members in Illinois and Iowa. Also among the corporate entities are the philanthropic arm, The Carle Development Foundation, and nine healthcare related businesses that provide residents a complete array of quality health services. As an integrated system, Carle remains a committed partner in strengthening the health and well-being of the communities we serve.